1. Dear Joe Paterno: A Tribute to the Former Penn State Football Coach

    As many Penn Staters, myself included, tried to cope with the recent widespread obsession with our institution’s lack of moral character, one of the most common sayings I heard ...

    Brett Lissenden Written by Brett Lissenden about almost 3 years ago 6,320 reads 25 comments

  2. NCAA Football: The Flaws of the Bowl Championship Series System

    The NCAA administers 89 championships in 23 sports. Ironically, they do not declare a national champion for their largest revenue sport, the Football Bowl Subdivision (FBS)...

    Brett Lissenden Written by Brett Lissenden about over 3 years ago 2,391 reads 15 comments

  3. Penn State Football Quarterback Debate: Rob Bolden vs. Matt McGloin

    Joe Paterno has still not named a starting quarterback for next weekend's season opener against Indiana State. According to some rumors, both Matt McGloin and Rob Bolden could see action early on in the game...

    Brett Lissenden Written by Brett Lissenden about over 3 years ago 1,134 reads 13 comments

  4. Penn State Football 2011: Chances of a BCS Bowl Appearance

    Penn State Football has two appearances in the Bowl Championship Series. In the 2005 season, the Nittany Lions earned an Orange Bowl victory over Florida State, and in 2008 PSU fell short to USC in the Trojans backyard at the Rose Bowl...

    Brett Lissenden Written by Brett Lissenden about over 3 years ago 1,569 reads 5 comments

  5. Penn State Football: 2011 Season Preview

    As always, expectations are high in Happy Valley this year for a strong season from the Nittany Lion football team...

    Brett Lissenden Written by Brett Lissenden about over 3 years ago 1,135 reads 1 comments

  6. Big Ten Football: Where Does Penn State Rank Since 2000?

    This article uses a scoring system to rank the 11 Big Ten teams in terms of their success since the start of the new century...

    Brett Lissenden Written by Brett Lissenden about over 3 years ago 1,870 reads 9 comments

  7. Penn State Football: A Closer Look at the Last Six Years

    In recent history, the Big Ten has received a lot of negative commentary surrounding their performances in bowl games and in big games against other power conference teams in general...

    Brett Lissenden Written by Brett Lissenden about over 3 years ago 2,623 reads 3 comments

  8. Silas Redd: Where Will He Rank Among Penn State Running Backs?

    Last season, Evan Royster shattered the career rushing total for a Penn State running back. Royster finished his career with 3,932 yards, well ahead of the previous mark of 3,398 yards set by Curt Warner...

    Brett Lissenden Written by Brett Lissenden about over 3 years ago 1,440 reads 2 comments

  9. Big Ten Football Coaches: The Impact of Paterno's Long Tenure

    The Big Ten has had eleven teams ever since Penn State joined the conference in 1990. Penn State is currently the only football team in the conference to not have a head-coaching change since this time period...

    Brett Lissenden Written by Brett Lissenden about over 3 years ago 2,544 reads 8 comments

  10. NFL Divisional Parity: Peyton Manning and Tom Brady Breaking the Mold

    The NFL has used an alignment consisting of eight divisions ever since 2002 (nine years now). The winner of each division automatically qualifies for the playoffs...

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  11. Penn State-Akron: Nittany Lions Week One Review

    While Penn State was not expected to have any trouble with Akron on Saturday, the Nittany Lions soundly took care of business against the Zips in their first game of the season...

    Brett Lissenden Written by Brett Lissenden about over 5 years ago 516 reads 0 comments

  12. Penn State Football 2009: Akron Preview

    The Penn State Football team opens up its 2009 season on Saturday with a noon game against Akron. The game will be played at Beaver Stadium, the first of eight home games on the season for the Nittany Lions...

    Brett Lissenden Written by Brett Lissenden about over 5 years ago 1,183 reads 0 comments

  13. Penn State Football To Play In D.C. In 2010

    The Penn State football team has not played in the Washington, D.C. area since a game against Maryland in 1993. The Nittany Lions will finally return to the area on November 20, 2010 to play ...

    Brett Lissenden Written by Brett Lissenden about over 5 years ago 796 reads 2 comments

  14. Penn State Football Player Profile: Collin Wagner, Kicker

    As with every other season, the Penn State football team will feature a lot of new players due to graduation. There has been much interest in the new Nittany Lions who will take the field at ...

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  15. Penn State Football: 2009 Passing Attack

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  16. Dear Penn State Football: Take a Lesson from Your Basketball Team

    Last season, Penn State's non-conference schedule could have cost them a National Championship berth. The Lions beat one quality opponent at home in Oregon State, and trounced inferior opponents Coastal Carolina, Temple, and Syracuse (away)...

    Brett Lissenden Written by Brett Lissenden about over 5 years ago 1,259 reads 13 comments

  17. Filling out Your Bracket: The Final Four

    This article is part of a series of articles that uses historical trends in the Men’s NCAA Basketball Tournament to provide advice for predicting future results. Recent trends will be the most heavily considered, namely from 2000 to the present...

    Brett Lissenden Written by Brett Lissenden about almost 6 years ago 1,716 reads 0 comments

  18. Filling out Your Bracket: The Elite Eight

    This article is one of a series that uses historical trends in the Men’s NCAA Basketball Tournament to provide advice for predicting future results. Recent trends will be the most heavily considered, namely from 2000 to the present...

    Brett Lissenden Written by Brett Lissenden about almost 6 years ago 1,566 reads 0 comments

  19. Filling Out Your Bracket: The Sweet 16

    This article is part of a series of articles that uses historical trends in the Men’s NCAA Basketball Tournament to provide advice for predicting future results. Recent trends will be the most heavily considered, namely from 2000 to the present...

    Brett Lissenden Written by Brett Lissenden about almost 6 years ago 1,671 reads 0 comments

  20. Filling Out Your Bracket: Other Second Round Games

    This article is part of a series of articles that uses historical trends in the Men’s NCAA Basketball Tournament to provide advice for predicting future results. Recent trends will be the most heavily considered, namely from 2000 to the present...

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  21. Thursday in College Basketball: Notre Dame Comes Full Circle To End Skid

    On Jan. 12, 2009, Notre Dame was outscored by 14 points in overtime, and lost to an upstart Louisville team. Coming into Thursday night's rematch, Notre Dame had not won a game since, putting them on a seven-game losing streak...

    Brett Lissenden Written by Brett Lissenden about almost 6 years ago 110 reads 3 comments

  22. Thursday in College Basketball: Pat Summitt Earns 1,000th Win

    Until Thursday night, no Division I college basketball (men's or women's) coach had ever reached 1,000 wins. Tennessee coaching legend Pat Summitt changed that on the court named after her with a 30-point Tennessee win over Georgia...

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  23. Filling Out Your Bracket: No. 1 and No. 2 Seeds in the Second Round

    This article is part of a series of articles that uses historical trends in the Men’s NCAA Basketball Tournament to provide advice for predicting future results. Recent trends will be the most heavily considered, namely from 2000 to the present...

    Brett Lissenden Written by Brett Lissenden about almost 6 years ago 18,978 reads 5 comments

  24. Thursday in College Basketball: Clemson Shows Off Defense in Big ACC Win

    After Wake Forest's defeat of Duke on Wednesday night, Virginia Tech and Clemson stood that much closer to leading the ACC...

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  25. Penn State Basketball: Five Critical Questions

    Penn State basketball has their sights on the NCAA Tournament. Usually that's only a phrase heard well before the season starts in central Pennsylvania, but this year it is a reality 21 games into the season...

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